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Fleetwood/Lazydays Honored at Florida SuperShow

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The Fleetwood/Lazydays display at the Florida RV SuperShow. Fleetwood RV Inc. was awarded best motorized outdoor display during the Florida RV SuperShow, which ran Jan. 13-17 in Tampa, Fla. Fleetwood’s display was co-managed by one of its top dealers, Lazydays, and featured a variety of 2010 products including American Eagle, Discovery, Tioga as well as the brand new Encounter, Fleetwood’s first crossover motor home, according to a news release. “We’re honored to have been recognized... Read more

Attendance Tops 17K, Up 52% at Toronto RV Show

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Visitors clog the aisles at recent Toronto RV Show & Extravaganza. Attendance of 17,585 people at the Toronto RV Show & Extravaganza Jan. 21-24 represented a 52% increase from 2009, according to the sponsoring Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (Ontario RVDA). ”We were pretty excited,” Shannon O’Callaghan, Ontario RVDA executive assistant, told RVBUSINESS.com. ”It blew us away.” Forty dealers displayed about 500 RVs at the show indoors at the Toronto... Read more

Winegard: Compact RoadTrip Minimax Antenna

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Satellite TV antennas are a virtual necessity among today’s mobile campers — but they can substantially increase an RV’s height. Winegard Company virtually eliminates this with its new RoadTrip Minimax ultra-compact in-motion RV satellite antenna, which delivers powerful performance thanks to its new antenna design yet only adds a 20-inch-diameter footprint to your roof. The antenna is fully automatic with a one-button on-off control and utilizes DVB technology to enable it to lock onto signals... Read more

Paul A. Harter Named New President of Aqua-Hot

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Paul A. Harter, new president of Aqua-Hot Heating Systems A leader in RV hydronic heating for over 20 years, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has appointed Paul A. Harter to president. Most recently general manager and vice president, Harter will position the Fort Lupton, Colo.-based company to best take advantage of the recovery, according to a news release. He succeeds company founder Harold “Hap” Enander, who died last year. “At the beginning of the recession, we were in a good situation... Read more

Florida Horse Park Hosts Third Annual RV Show

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Horse parks and recreational vehicles don’t at first glance strike most people like a match made in heaven. But during a recession, as Marion County’s Florida Horse Park is looking for new ways to earn money, it’s a financially blessed union, according to the Ocala Star-Banner. This year, for the third year, the Ocala RV Show, sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA)  is showcasing as many as 300 recreational trailers and coaches at the park. The recreational vehicle... Read more

RVIA: ‘Pursuing’ the Notion of Helping Haitians

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Would unused trailers manufactured to serve people affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 be a good fit for residents of earthquake-ravaged Haiti? As the government continues this month auctioning off 100,000 of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-owned trailers at a fraction of the market value, some experts pose the question of looking into the feasibility of sending them for relief efforts in Haiti, according to the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune. By not doing so, some recreational vehicle... Read more

Saints Fans Grab RV Rentals for Super Bowl Trek

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New Orleans Saints fans eager to make the trip to Miami but who don’t want to spend for air travel, are choosing to do it in style. WDSU-TV, New Orleans contacted several companies renting motorhomes and discovered that nearly all were sold out. Arty Lawson of Motorhome Rentals of Louisiana said demand for RVs has jumped since the Saints made the Super Bowl. “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing since after the game ended,” said Lawson, who has been renting out motorhomes since... Read more

20th Nebraska RV Show Opens Today in Kearney

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The 20th Annual Kearney RV, Boat and Travel Show gets under way today (Jan. 29) at the Exhibit Building at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Neb., according to the Kearney Hub. “We’re expecting about 3,000 people to attend this year,” said John Gerber, owner of Super Sport Marine in Kearney. This is Gerber’s 11th year as promoter of the show. Gerber said RVs built using more space-aged materials, lighter than ever before, will be on display at the show. “RVs are stronger and more... Read more

British Columbia RV Maker Bigfoot Back in Business

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Aerial view of Bigfoot RV facility in Armstrong, British Columbia. Bigfoot Industries (2010) Inc. announced on Jan. 25 that it is now under new active ownership and  will soon begin production of travel trailers and truck campers at a facility in Armstrong, British Columbia. According to a website posting, the company stated, “Our experienced Bigfoot staff and management are preparing to supply our Bigfoot products to the North American market in the very near future. In addition, we will... Read more

Cavco Industries Reports Higher Q3 Sales, But Loss

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Cavco Industries Inc., a builder of park models for the campground industry and manufactured homes for the retail market, Thursday (Jan. 28) announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year 2010 ended Dec. 31. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 totaled $36,369,000, up 45% from $25,093,000 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2009. The third quarter 2010 results include the Fleetwood Homes operations which, as previously reported, were acquired... Read more

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